mardi 31 mai 2016

Why believing evolution theory is INCOMPATIBLE with evolution theory

According to evolution theory, believers in evolution theory will be among the first victims of predators.

Is anyone able to explain this, or are you all so brainwashed that you can't even see this simple logic that a child can?

Hint 1: start with one of the two assumptions of evolution theory.
Hint 2: that assumption is NOT "every form of life is based on common ancestors" (as implied above).
Hint 3: to solve the puzzle use scientific methodology: Mathematics (Logic).
Hint 4: children do NOT need to look at the basics...
... since they still have all the knowledge required to solve this quiz, as explicitly mentioned above.

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A liberal calls out liberal college faculty

I expect few if any here to agree, but felt it was well written and hope at least a few will consider it vs dismissing it. It is (the close-minded, militant attitude) IMO a hideous problem with colleges. Colleges USED to be a place where debate and open-mindedness was a defining characteristic.....not a "there's the liberal viewpoint and the wrong one" pile of BS.

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Genetic ancestry test?

I recently had the 23andMe genetic test done.

Besides a couple diseases that I have the markers for, the test told me some interesting things about my DNA.

I am 4% Neanderthal.

It predicted my eye color. It predicted I have detached earlobes.

It predicted I have no widow's peak, I have brown hair, I am balding, I have no cleft chin, I have little back hair.

I also took the raw data, put it into a much more technical DNA website, and it told me that I am closest genetically to the following ethnic groups:

1 Ashkenazi 3.46
2 East_Sicilian 5.92
3 Central_Greek 6.76
4 West_Sicilian 7.28
5 South_Italian 8.02
6 Italian_Abruzzo 8.39
7 Greek_Thessaly 8.72
8 Italian_Jewish 9.95
9 Sephardic_Jewish 10.53
10 Algerian_Jewish 10.56
11 Tuscan 12.29
12 Tunisian_Jewish 13.66
13 Libyan_Jewish 14.25
14 Bulgarian 16.54
15 Cyprian 17.62
16 North_Italian 18.38
17 Romanian 18.54
18 Lebanese_Muslim 20.56
19 Syrian 21.39
20 Turkish 22.32

Very interesting stuff.

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An interesting phenomena with light I experienced

I was drinking coffee at a roadhouse and looked out the window. I observed a lake and a cloudy sky. While I had the cup on my mouth and blew in it, naturally there was condensation on the glass (I wear eye glasses). When I looked out through the window I experienced something interesting. For a few seconds I could see the lake and the sky as in a blue filter (Like the one you put on instagram or Photoshop). I thought it might just be a random anomaly in the eyes. But every time I repeated my little " experiment" I got the same result every time. Heaven and the lake was blue.

What really happened?

A hypothesis I had was that the light from the sun had multiple breaking points on the way to my eyes: The cloudy sky, the grey lake, the window in which I looked through and my eye glasses which were full with condense.
I might be wrong, I'm no physicist just a construction worker (For now..)

Please excuse my grammar and english (I have talked english the majority of my life. Swedish is my first language)

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Stupid .CSV files and Excel

Every time I go into a .CSV using Excel, it drops the leading zero on the zip code.

Right click, format text, special, zip code. blah blah

I'll save it, but if I have to go back into the .csv file for some reason, that formatting doesn't stay. I have to reformat those columns.

Any way to stop this? Have excel save the format?

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Veterans, Obama is Clueless About Memorial Day!

Veterans, Obama is Clueless About Memorial Day and his apology tour in Hiroshima has proved it, Why won't Congress impeach this Muslim?

Here are the facts:

Obama is a Muslim -- True! He attended a Muslim Madrassa when he was growing up in Indonesia.

Obama hates white people -- True! He called the Cambridge police "stupid" for arresting Professor Gates, even while admitting that he didn't know what had happened.

Obama hates Christians -- True! His response to ISIS atrocities was to whine about the Crusades and the Inquisition.

Obama hates America -- True! He is a buddy of the Weather Underground unrepentant terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.

Obama is a Traitor -- True! because he supports the invasion of america by millions of illegals.

Obama is a Racist -- True! because he supports affirmative action, the govt mandated persecution of white people.

Obama is a homosexual -- True! Michelle Obama is Michael LaVaughn Robinson. He was Barracks college roommate. Google the name and end your disbelief. The "daughters" were hand picked orphans from Morocco.

Obama is pure evil -- True! This is Obama's legacy, destroying our economy, destroying our health care system, destroying our victory in Iraq, destroying the Middle East, destroying the military, destroying our relationship with Israel, and destroying our prestige in the world.

Obama is guilty of multiple counts of treason, and I'm angry as hell that NONE of our worthless elected criminals have stood up to do their jobs and impeach the scum!

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Liberals, It is Time to Acknowledge that Obama hates America, isn't that right?

We know Obama hates our military, and America, hence his “fundamental transformation” of a nation that needed no transforming. Had Ovomit gave all the hundreds of billions of our tax dollars to the needy in America instead of to our enemies abroad, we wouldn't have the problems we have. Obama has done everything in his power to destroy America's economy, traditions, Constitution, Rule of Law and Culture. He is the epitome of sleaze, corruption and racism.

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Recovering Data from a Locked Android Phone?

My daughter has locked herself out of her Samsung S4 phone. She failed multiple attempts on the pattern lock and backup PIN, such that one more failed login attempt will do a factory reset on the phone. Is there any way to get it unlocked, or to retrieve the data? She's most concerned with her text messages and contacts (and her Whisper account, but I don't think that's transferable). I don't think USB debugging is enabled.

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Bernie rejects questions about Socialism

Bernie tells us all about great Socialism is.

He tells us Denmark is the high mark, even though they have NO minimum wage and a much lower corporate tax rate than the USA.

Now Bernie runs away from questions about the failures of Socialism in Latin America.

Sorry Uncle B, but if Socialism is so fantastic, why not discuss its failures?

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Exoplanet in the Solar system?

For those not familiar, Planet 9 (not the Planet X/Nibiru version) is a hypothetical planet in the Kuiper belt that could explain the odd alignment of the elliptical orbits of large Kuiper Belt objects.

Some simulation work suggests that if it exists, it's origin could be a an exoplant captured by our Sun from one of the stars in it's birth cluster.

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You'll never guess who Trump appointed as his 'Liaison for Christian Policy!'


Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump reportedly hired televangelist Frank Amedia, pastor of Touch Heaven Ministries, to be his campaign's "liaison for Christian policy." However, Amedia's past record has caught people's attention and many are apparently not impressed.

In a 2010 report by the Associated Press, Amedia said his church would stop helping earthquake victims in Haiti if they didn't stop practising voodoo.

"There's absolutely a heightened spiritual conflict between Christianity and Voodoo since the quake," Amedia said. "We would give food to the needy in the short term, but if they refused to give up Voodoo, I'm not sure we would continue to support them in the long term because we wouldn't want to perpetuate that practice. We equate it with witchcraft, which is contrary to the Gospel."

In 2011, a tsunami hit Japan and Amedia claimed in 2012 that he prevented the disaster from reaching Hawaii as his daughter was there at the time. He narrated that he stood at the edge of his bed and said, "In the name of Jesus, I declare that tsunami to stop now" and "I declare those waters to recede." He had apparently taken credit for having stopped -- or having convinced God to stop -- the raging water from reaching the island, which brought devastation to the next one instead.

Charlatans and con men, unite! :D

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Trump gets Kim Jong-un's endorsement

The far-sighted wise one with inestimable hair supports the other one.

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What happened to Cecil now we have the ape ?

Justice 4 Cecil

How soon the internet linch mob forget

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Evidence for Thelema.

This post got moved a couple of times, because the moderators didn't think it was relevant. It is because it contains evidence for the existence
of 'occult' phenomena. The last time I posted it, it was in response to someone who tried to ridicule Thelema, just to show that there's more to
Thelema than 'hogwash'.

I can provide evidence for the 'occult' as well. (Hint : Show me the money!!!)
The point is that there are remarks in this revealed document, Liber 418, that speak of the relation between contradiction and continuity
and Zeno's Arrow Paradox. Much of this knowledge was beyond what was known at the time and certainly beyond Crowley's knowledge, as Crowley himself
acknowledges many times in the Book; The communicating entity also says this over and over. 'utterly beyond thine understanding'
The Book was revealed after the performance of Sex Magick Rituals. The fact that it's communicating knowledge beyond the capabilities of the
receiver proves the communicating entity legit, in this sort of Operation.

Let's start with Achilles and the Tortoise. Achilles is very fast, so the Tortoise is given a head start in their little competition.
Now, whenever Achilles moves, the Tortoise moves as well. Slower maybe, but he still moves. And since there's never a moment where Achilles moves and the
Tortoise doesn't advance his position, from this Zeno concluded that Achilles could never overtake the Tortoise. And since there's obviously no such
problem in the real world, you have a paradox. So what's wrong? Measure is improperly defined. Measure or lenght, area and volume, cannot be defined
by summing points on the real line. A line might be composed of an infinite number of points, you cannot define the length of a line in this way without
running into paradox. A proper measure function, that obeys the rules of summation, needs to be defined. Then the Achilles/Tortoise problem disappears.
There's also another way to remove the paradox using smooth infinitesimal analysis, where a point doesn't have zero measure, (which is the source of the
paradox, that a point has dimension zero,) but infinitesimal measure. And summing points as infinitesimals is an integral, obeying the rules of a proper
(For those of you interested in my Religious theory, you might want to check out Liber 418 by Aleister Crowley, The Cry of the 5th Aethyr.
The Vision of the Arrow therein described is a version of Zeno's Arrow Paradox, but whereas the paradox can be resolved by relaxing the law of excluded
middle (smooth infinitesimal analysis), the Vision describes a higher problem of the continuum to be resolved by relaxing the law of no contradiction.)

Later in the discussion I wrote this :

The physical sciences are now becoming so nonsensical, they really can't laugh at Scientologists any more. That would be almost, but not quite,
completely hypocritical of them. And now Crowley's system actually has more evidence going for it.
Are there any books about Magical Simulation Programmers talking about interesting Philosophical or Mathematical issues that weren't known before?
(And before you think I believe in Angels or Gods, I don't. I think the further step in understanding the Universe will turn out to require
Aesthetics, so the Deities are like literary devices. I'm presenting a new Logic Theory.)


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lundi 30 mai 2016

Arrested for wearing t-shirt with bad taste joke

PC gone mad - a guy has been arrested for wearing this t-shirt:

I find his arrest a lot more offensive than his t-shirt, others may differ.

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Chinese firm behind 'racist' detergent ad says foreign critics are 'too sensitive'


A Chinese detergent commercial showing a black man stuffed into a washing machine and transformed into a fair-skinned Asian has provoked outrage this week, but the company behind the clip says foreign critics are "too sensitive".

Interesting, since much of the activism I've encountered seems to assume that 'minorities' cannot be racists. Of course Chinese are the majority in their own country...

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Old forgotten or neglected skeptics before James Randi

I am just starting this thread to discuss/document historical skeptics who lived before James Randi but did similar sort of work in investigating paranormal claims, psychics or other fringe topics.

We have already discussed Harry Houdini and Joseph Rinn on this forum. I would like to discuss some rarer examples.

I will start off by mentioning P. T. Barnum, the famous American showman. It is usually forgotten that he was also a skeptic.

Barnum was the author of the book The Humbugs of the World: An Account of Humbugs, Delusions, Impositions, Quackeries, Deceits and Deceivers Generally, in All Ages (1866). The book title speaks for itself, but I especially like this book because it has a skeptical chapter on spiritualist mediums such as the Davenport brothers.

It is online:

So yeah, just mention any of your favourite historical skeptics if possible and reasons why. I will update this thread now and again with new examples but would be nice to read about others suggestions. Thank you all.

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James Millette peer review

As many on this forum are aware, the Millette dust study didn't actually get peer reviewed.

If this study had been peer reviewed would anyone actually benefit from it ?

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French people's energy: 6/8 refineries, 16/19 nuclear plants affected by strikes

"A bit" underreported, in France a third of gas stations are in immediate danger of running out of fuel, electricity blackouts have already happened in medium size infrastructure, all over a neoliberal law about "reform" of working rights that wants to impose on the French people what most Europeans are used to at least a decade or two already, and most Americans might think is godgiven. Further escalation ahead, with public transportation about to join the strike and the European Futbol Championship which starts in ten days or so explicit target if the government, which just extended emergency laws imposed after the Paris terrorist attacks, doesn't drop the law. Support among the people around 60-70%. (German)

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CCNA Does Anyone Care Anymore

Cisco are Changing their CCNA yet again, I have worked in IT for nearly 30 years and have never been asked for my IT qualifications other than a degree earned in the 70's, nowadays schools teach the CCNA which is shockingly basic. So is it relevant anymore?

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Anti-semite defends Einstein

Thought I put this up because of the wow factor not to mention I am sick of Einstein being called a plagarist myself: http://semiticcontroversies.blogspot...s-debacle.html

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Ships' wakes

I've been sat on a beach recently with large ships passing by. Intermittently their wakes reach shore, which led me to ponder how quickly their wakes propagate at right angles to their direction of travel.

How does it relate to the speed of forward motion? Is it dictated by the shape of the bow?

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The women-only swimming debate in Sweden

While not a typical reader of the Christian Science Monitor, the article is fairly well-written:

As a very progressive country, it's hard to understand how Sweden has come to this.

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Street preacher hit with baseball bat outside of highschool

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Toddler fell into gorilla cage. Gorilla shot and killed.

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When is an Alien craft not one ?

The images are provided by NASA and specifically from their Solar and Heliospheric Observatory SOHO Lasco C2 Satellite .
If that is not a craft interacting with the sun -- Plasma and/or Laser -- what more likely sensible explanations are there ?
There are dozens of such recorded incidents--- perhaps hundreds , but who is counting ? --- and nobody has seriously suggested that the images are simply by products resulting from technical malfunction , lens dazzle or from any of the predictable circumstances trotted out by those who always doubt what they see, regardless of actual evidence/info .
The probability of this being yet another clear example of Alien presence is high . But a certain number of people get very angry when the obvious is seriously proposed .
Does the shattering of their world view highlight their own fragility and their incapacity to absorb new possibilities ?
Why doesn't the MSM calmly encourage people to say , " Most interesting . We must investigate further and probably accept that previously assumed matters are possibly not as clear cut as once commonly thought ".
Here is an area where the term Conspiracy Theorists now applies to those who cannot conceive of change -- despite evidence ---- because it apparently shifts the mainframe constructs of their old view of our planet and its likely neighbours .

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dimanche 29 mai 2016

Trump's is America's past, not its future.

Supporters of Donald Trump can't accept the way the world is changing. They can't accept that white people are heading toward minority status, that the manufacturing jobs aren't coming back, that racism, sexism, genderism and homophobia are unacceptable, and that there is a bleak future for them.

However, that future isn't bleak because, as they think, everyone who isn't like them is out to get them. It's because the pace of change in the world, due to improved technologies, is far faster than they can handle. And instead of learning new ways, retooling for new information era jobs, and accepting that they need to change, they line up behind a guy who promises to take them back to a past where their kind didn't have to compete with Hispanics, African-Americans and foreigners, where women stayed in the kitchen and made babies, where the American dream myth was king.

I don't like the pace of change, but I do my best to keep up with it. In the last few years, as the company I work for has changed from production to information management, I've learned new skills and kept up; in fact, I've outstripped my coworkers and now manage those that are left. The company I worked for once had about 80 employees; we're down to 10, and we're just a division of another company. However, we do different things now, and we do them better than our competitors, and we're surviving.

I'm 58 years old. I could just have given up trying to keep up with change, accepted a lesser lifestyle, and just tried to hang on a few more years to retirement. Instead, I've kept up, advanced, and am earning 40% more than I did two years ago.

In my opinion, many of Trump's supporters are quitters. They want someone to take care of them, to somehow make things right again, which for them means bringing back jobs that don't exist, kicking out people who work harder than them and don't complain, putting up walls to keep out new people, and paying them far more than their labor is worth. I say to them, get off your ass and do something about it other than whining and supporting a maniacal demagogue who is only using you. He's not going to be able to give you what you want! He's full of hot air and lies, and if he wins, by the time you realize this, it's going to be too late. And where will you turn then?

I'm going to hold my nose and vote for Hillary this fall. Under her, things might get a little worse, a little better, or stay about the same. But under The Donald, I have no doubt that things will get much worse for most Americans. If my only choices are which of two candidates is going to take a steaming dump on me, I'd rather get it from a donkey, not an elephant.

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"Hit her where the skin is not to thin..."

Religious authority give men permission to beat their wives if they are refused sex. Because sexual autonomy isn't God's will I suppose.

Eta :



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Trump plans to focus on California and New York (among others)

The states that Obama won twice that Trump plans to focus on are California, Nevada, Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Hampshire, and Maine. He also plans to focus on Arizona which indicates to me that he fears he could lose it (I live in AZ and will definitely be voting Democrat across the board).

I don't think he has a chance in most of these states. And even if he won say Florida, Ohio and Virginia, he would still lose assuming that no other states flip.

I sincerely hope he uses a lot of resources trying to win California and New York.

ETA: I indicated that Obama won North Carolina twice. He did not. He won it in 2008 and lost it in 2012.

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Black Privilege

CNN article "It's time to talk about black privilege".


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Some vintage far-left anti-Semitism

""Let us consider the actual, worldly Jew – not the Sabbath Jew, as Bauer does, but the everyday Jew.

Let us not look for the secret of the Jew in his religion, but let us look for the secret of his religion in the real Jew.

What is the secular basis of Judaism? Practical need, self-interest. What is the worldly religion of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly God? Money."

- Karl Marx, from "On the Jewish Question"

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Is rationality dead?

This came up on my facebook wall (sans my edit) -

But I'm wondering with great sadness. Are we done as a polite society, no longer capable of rational thought?

It seems we have the attention span of a tse tse fly at this point.

There is nothing accurate in the text that accompanies this image. Nothing. Obama did NOT apologize. This will do nothing to dissuade ODS sufferers from forwarding this asinine image.

Why is stupid so loud?

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Not just in Islam - Idaho father forces daughter to marry rapist

I just heard this on a podcast. . . . Heard this a number of times in Islamic contexts but this guy appears to be Christian.
Only got 120 days in prison though - The rapist got 15 years though

ST. ANTHONY, Idaho — An Idaho man who took his 14-year-old daughter out of state to marry a 24-year-old man will spend at least 120 days in jail.

Keith Strawn was sentenced on one felony injury to a child charge Tuesday afternoon.

District Judge Greg Moeller ordered Strawn to serve a suspended sentence of four years in prison with two years fixed and two years indeterminate.

Moeller then sentenced Strawn to 120 days in the Fremont County Jail. Strawn will serve 60 days straight with Strawn being eligible for work release the remaining time.

“While you spend those 120 days in jail, perhaps you will think about the 120 days your daughter was in a vile farce of a marriage to a rapist,” Moeller said to Strawn during the sentencing.

In August 2015, Strawn took his 14-year-old daughter and then 24-year-old Aaron Seaton to Missouri to consent in their marriage.

Seaton, now 25, pleaded guilty to a rape charge in April and is believed to have impregnated her. The victim miscarried.

Seaton is serving a 15-year prison sentence.

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God's purpose

Something to ponder. What was God's purpose for creating the world, universe, and man?

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Secret museum rooms

Saw this piece on atlas obscura. Has anybody here ever been in one of these "secret rooms"? I think it is fascinating that is 2016 the sexual stuff has to be hidden because we can't know ancients got freaky. :p

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Why does a sandwiche cut diagonally always taste better than vertical

It has been bothering me for ages.

Any science behind it?

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samedi 28 mai 2016

Dead fish on Vietnam's shores that might be caused by industrial pollution

Millions of dead fish on Vietnam's shores raise industrial pollution fears

Vietnam police break up protest over fish deaths

There have also been two smaller protests at the City Hall near where I live. Protestors were carrying Soith Vietnam flags, U.S. flags and signs (some with pictures) with writing in English and Vietnamese. The peaceful protestors were saying things in Vietnamese, which I don't speak.

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Evidence supporting # of Jews killed

My son says he doesn't believe there is evidence supporting the claim of 6 million Jews killed in WWII/holocaust. He says a lot were killed, but not that many.

Can someone point me towards evidence of how that figure was come by? I have looked but I can't seem to find how they determined how many people died.

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Libertarian Party Debate Thread

On CSPAN currently, I missed the beginning but I'm sure they'll rerun it.

They are arguing the specifics of getting the government out of drug enforcement. They have different idea with Johnson including the ability to get laws passed, not just the ideology.

Johnson would vote for the civil rights act, boos and clapping. Those who would vote against it get more cheers.

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Life building blocks discovered by Rosetta

This is the first time that amino acids have been directly detected in space. Previous discoveries from meteorites had always been complicated by the possibility of contamination on earth.

Building Blocks of Life Found in Comet's Atmosphere

For the first time, scientists have directly detected a crucial amino acid and a rich selection of organic molecules in the dusty atmosphere of a comet, further bolstering the hypothesis that these icy objects delivered some of life's ingredients to Earth.

The amino acid glycine, along with some of its precursor organic molecules and the essential element phosphorus, were spotted in the cloud of gas and dust surrounding Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by the Rosetta spacecraft.

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The magician Joseph Rinn and his debunking of Leonora Piper

I am not sure if many readers on this forum will know Joseph Rinn. He was a magician and life-long friend of Harry Houdini. But never received much recognition like Houdini.

Rinn had coached Houdini as a teenager at a running club. It's possible he influenced Houdini's interest in magic.

In 1950, Rinn published a book entitled Sixty Years of Psychical Research: Houdini and I Among the Spiritualists . The book is out of print now, but well worth hunting down.

The book includes the tricks of many fraudulent mediums such as the Fox sisters, Eusapia Palladino and features the only exposure of a medium named May S. Pepper. The book is also controversial because Rinn claimed to have observed the medium Leonora Piper and he dismissed her as a fraud after claiming to have caught her in a trap, he also accused her of muscle-reading.

In recent years, Daniel Loxton has highly praised Rinn's book, describing it as a classic skeptic book in the field (Loxton, 2013).

The book however, was heavily criticized in a review for the American Society for Psychical Research (which Rinn had at one time belonged to) by a reviewer known as "L. A. Dale". The reviewer accuses Rinn of never actually meeting Leonora Piper or attending a séance with her. The review basically claims Rinn was a charlatan and liar.

Here's what part of the review says:


Mr. Rinn claims to have met Dr. Hyslop in 1888. “In the course of conversation we found out that we were both members of the Society for Psychical Research . . . This fact led to our working together in psychic investigations for many years.” This is indeed a curious statement, since Dr. Hyslop himself did not become a member of the Society until 1891, nor Mr. Rinn, as we have already pointed out, until 1897. It is also curious that, since Mr. Rinn and Dr. Hyslop “worked together in psychic investigations for many years,” not a reference to the former appears anywhere, as far as we have been able to ascertain, in Dr. Hyslop’s voluminous writings.

Throughout the book Mr. Rinn repeatedly states that he was a member of both the British and the American Societies for Psychical Research. He says he joined the American Society in 1885, after having heard a lecture given by Sir William Barrett ; a search of the membership lists of both societies discloses, however, that Mr. Rinn first joined the (then) American branch of
the S.P.R. in 1897 — a discrepancy of only 12 years! He was never at any
time a member of the English Society, and remained a member of the American branch for only four years, that is, until 1901, at which time his name ceased to appear in the membership list...

Mr. Rinn at this point goes on to describe in detail a sitting with Mrs. Piper that Dr. Hodgson arranged for himself and Dr. Hyslop. It is alleged to have occurred “late in 1896.” Mr. Rinn was “not favorably impressed [with Mrs. Piper] because of her thin lips and rather hard, shrewd face.” Needless to say, all the participants in this sitting, with the exception, of course, of Mr. Rinn, are made to appear in the worst possible light. Mrs. Piper's fingers “began writing on the pad but the sentences were disconnected and meaningless, although Dr. Hodgson guided her hand and interpreted many of the sentences. Some names were given piece-meal, often in a tentative form that made no sense. The writing ‘eb-s-t-gl-nm-thl’ was interpreted by Dr. Hodgson as meaning ‘Billings.’

At the end of the sitting Mr. Rinn explains to Dr. Hodgson and Dr. Hyslop that the whole affair was nonsensical. “Dr. Hodgson did not invite me to any more seances with Mrs. Piper. Wishing to have the endorsement of Professor Hyslop, [however], he invited him to many of her seances.” Actually, it can be proved that no such sitting ever took place. Dr. Hyslop, as stated above, had his first sitting with Mrs. Piper on May 20, 1892.

He [Hyslop] writes in his Report (footnote 9, p. 298) : “So far as I am aware, I never saw Mrs. Piper again or had any communication with her till I went out to Arlington Heights on December 23rd, 1898.” Possibly, however, Dr. Hyslop was suffering from still another painful attack of amnesia at the time of writing this report, which would account for his “forgetting” that he had gone up to Boston with Mr. Rinn “late in 1896” and taken a sitting with Mrs. Piper!

If the objection be raised that possibly Mr. Rinn was guilty merely of an innocent lapse of memory as to the correct date of the sitting, and not of making up “an awful whopper,” we can again refer to Dr. Hyslop’s report. Between December, 1898 and June, 1899 he had 12 sittings with Mrs. Piper, all recorded in detail. None remotely resembles the “Rinn sitting,” nor was Mr. Rinn present at any.
The entire review can be found online in full here:

So what do we think?

1. Rinn was a liar, he never met the medium Leonora Piper or James H. Hyslop.
2. Hyslop is the liar and Rinn had actually met Piper.
3. The person who wrote this review has made the mistake and got the facts wrong.

For my own point of view I just find it hard to believe Rinn invented meeting Piper, and entirely invented his séance sitting. Rinn's book has nearly 100 pages that discuss Piper. I find it hard to believe he invented all these details, some of them are very specific.

Rinn in his book also claims to have attended various experiments at Hyslop's house that involved a psychic medium. Rinn noted that the psychic was obviously fraudulent but Hyslop who was not well educated in conjuring methods was easily duped. I find it hard to believe Rinn invented these stories.

Any takers? What do you think of this?

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Bonnie Liltz/Casey Anthony

Casey Anthony is back in the news. People (rightly, IMHO) villify her for killing her young daughter.

Bonnie Liltz hasn't been in the news very much, so you might not be familiar with this story. In short, she murdered her disabled adopted adult daughter.

There are similarities in these cases (parent murders child) but the biggest difference is that just about everybody hates Anthony, but people are lining up behind Liltz.

What it boils down to is people in general do not value disabled lives. Right now the disgusting Me before You is in theaters, showing a quadrepeligic who commits suicide to escape being paralyzed. This is how people think about the disabled, this is what people see.

Two mothers who murdered their daughters. One is villified, one is pitied, because who wants a cripple anyway?

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"quasi-science" must become a second discipline

Not everything can be scientifically proven, but some phenomena without enough evidence can be backed up with eyewitness testimony, anecdotical evidence etc. Like NDE's for example. There are numerous of reports of NDE's. But we may not call the research of Near Death experiences 'scientific'.
Let's call it 'quasi-science'. It's not science, because the subject is not open for scientific investigation. Yet there is 'intersubjectivity', a degree of objectivity involved. So, we can use the term 'quasi-scientific' for this area of expertise.

'Quasi science' is an area of expertise where experts can express results in a quasi-scientific way. The nature of the subject makes it impossible to get a scientific clarification of the phenomena. The phenomena can, however, have a quasi-scientific explanation.

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Truther peer reviewed papers

A simple question........

When have they ever been used in the real world and who has benefitted from them?

I would love to know, thanks :thumbsup:

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For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean “the end of the road” for antibiotics.

The antibiotic-resistant strain was found last month in the urine of a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman. Defense Department researchers determined that she carried a strain of E. coli resistant to the antibiotic colistin, according to a study published Thursday in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. The authors wrote that the discovery “heralds the emergence of a truly pan-drug resistant bacteria.”

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vendredi 27 mai 2016

Solar Midday Conundrum

I recently happened upon a site that gave me the times of solar middays, as well as distances from the Sun throughout the year. I plotted the graphs shown.

I expected to get a fairly good sinusoidal curve because of the elliptic orbit of Earth but as you can see I plotted two curves. I don't understand why I have the smaller one. Any ideas?

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Fear of asteroids? Then you are brainwashed to believe in Evolution Theory

Only human cattle brainwashed by the illuminati click asteroid threads (or naive children). (1)
Asteroid impacts were introduced (1982) by the illuminati for the same reason and in the same timeline as tectonic plates (1915): it's the process of upgrading Evolution Theory.

There were NEVER ANY ASTEROID impacts on Earth. ZERO.
All NASA asteroids are hoaxes.

There were NEVER ANY ASTRONAUTS in space. ZERO.
All NASA/Soviet Union manned space travel are hoaxes. (2)

There were NEVER ANY SPACECRAFT beyond Earth's orbit. ZERO.
All NASA/Soviet Union space travel are hoaxes.

There are NO ALIENS in the Universe. ZERO.
Illuminati selling "there are aliens" are the same who murdered JFK.
That is why they produce these kind of illuminati jokes: "JFK murdered because he wanted to reveal contacts with aliens". (3)

(1) Aliens, asteroids, astrology, and numerology are among the top ten illuminati brainwash agenda items.
(2) Name of ONLY "astronaut" ever, Vladimir Komarov.

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Cell phones cause cancer in rats (again) (but probably not)

Headlines all over the place today: "Study finds cell phones cause cancer in lab rats!"

Here's the study: PDF of study!

There's some stuff that the attention-grabbing articles aren't pointing out.
  • This hasn't been peer reviewed.
  • The full data isn't available.
  • The "increased" cancer rate is more like a normal cancer rate.
  • The control group had a higher mortality.
  • There's an odd gender imbalance.
This doesn't look like anything to get excited about, but now you can read the study and be prepared in case everyone starts posting it on Facebook and freaking out.

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Dr Heimlich performs his manoeuvre

For the first time in anger and saves a life.

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Debunking anti semetic questions...

Let's debunk the following questions

Why have Jews been kicked out of so many countries if they never did anything wrong?
How is it possible that there is no link between anti-Semitism and Jewish behavior?
Why do Jews use charges of anti-Semitism to silence anyone who questions their behavior?
Why did Jews invent communism and use it to slaughter tens of millions of White Christians?
Why did Jews loot Russia after the collapse of communism?
Why do Jews protest Trump’s proposed wall while supporting the wall in racially-pure Israel?
Why are Jews flooding White nations with immigrants?
Why do Jews promote free sex, feminism, homosexuality, transsexualism and all other forms of degenerate perversity in White societies?
Why doesn’t Israel take refugees?
Why do Jews demand White Christians go fight and die in wars for them?
Why do Jews give free loans to other Jews while charging non-Jews interest?
How are Jews able to claim global moral authority while Israel commits the worst atrocities on the planet?
Why do Jews constantly claim to be the master race destined to rule over the goyim while denying Whites the basic right to have their own countries?
Why do Jews continue to refuse to provide proof that six million of them were murdered by Adolf Hitler during WWII?
For the first two a lot of scapegoating is involved...see here:

The third question is true...but plenty of times whites do the same things for their behaviors.
Plenty of Jews are against Israel...
Also the ones about Russia and loans seem to be unsourced strawmen.

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London guy turns himself into a goat

Jobless Brit lives among mountain animals and creates prosthetics so he is just like them...


The 35-year-old spent a year creating prosthetic 'goat legs' that would allow him to roam the Alps comfortably on all fours and an artificial stomach that would enable him to blend in and 'eat grass'.

Thwaites said: 'I suffered quite a lot as a goat, because of the slope I was constantly falling over, and of course I had to eat grass...

Thomas Thwaites said: 'When I first had the idea a lot of people called me crazy, but I was fed up with my life anyway and I needed a break. I was jobless and I had a lot of personal problems, and I found everyday life so stressful.'...

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Space Travel Hoax - The ultimate goal exposed

Never did any Soviet Union or US "spacecraft" leave the orbit of the Earth.
So what was the ultimate goal of the pyramid of lies known as Space Travel? (1)

The ultimate goal of the Space Travel Hoax lies beyond the feasibility agenda, i.e. the conquest of the Universe, as proof of godlike illuminati.
The ultimate goal is nothing but a consequence of the BIG LIE technique, the base for illuminati control.
The ultimate goal, now revealed worldwide first, was to produce "evidence" (2) to cover up the hoax at the base of the pyramid of lies:
_ _ _ A _
L _ _ _ I N G

(1) Which means that whether the ISS/MIR/Skylab is a hoax or not is not relevant for this discussion, as Space Travel here implies beyond the orbit around the Earth.

(2) Soviet Union's Luna 1 "spacecraft" hoax, early 1959, marks the begin of the relevant stage for implementing the ultimate goal.
It did not take long before the first "evidence" supporting the ultimate goal was produced, for the Moon, October 1959, using the Luna 3 "spacecraft".
The process was completed 20 years later, with the the first "evidence" for Jupiter, using the NASA Voyager 1 "spacecraft", January 1979.

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Questions on race and polar bears
"Bears sharing both species’ DNA have been recorded several times over the past decade. So why are these two species linking up?

It’s called flexible mate choice: The bears are mating with the best possible partners as opposed to not mating at all, and they’re mating because they share relatively close territories and the same branches of the same evolutionary tree.

Intraspecies mixing between the two happened thousands of years ago, thanks to the advance and retreat of glaciers, and of late, it has been boosted by climate change. Scientists say it’s also probably been assisted by policies that protect both bears from culling and hunting, affording further opportunities for mingling." all well and good until this part
"Amstrup has studied bears in the Arctic since the 1970s and was instrumental in helping list the polar bear as a threatened species in 2008. He, like other experts, characterizes this “new” bear relationship as more beneficial to grizzlies than polar bears. That’s because there are more grizzlies than polar bears and because grizzly territory is expanding while polar bear territory is contracting. What that adds up to is a good chance grizzlies could essentially dilute the polar bear population until it doesn’t exist at all, they say."

Replace polar bears with whites and you have a storm front message board...
So how do we justify such talk for human but not other animals they ask.

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Sept Clues ban hammer alive and well.

One of my co-workers, a fellow former bubblehead, was talking about the September Clues forum on Monday. We both agreed they were cranks of the worst kind. He said he had been lurking for a while then decided to join and speak his mind even after I told him that I only lasted a day or two several years ago. I told him he would not even make it three days. I was wrong, he made it four days. LOL This is the thread that did him in. It seems that new members are told to send an e-mail to the mods then post it in the intro portion of the forum; so far so good. It was after the suggestions that he was brainwashed started that he became less than nice. Doom on him!

After he arrived at the office this morning he surfed on over to log into the forum and found this;


You have been permanently banned from this board.
Please contact the Board Administrator for more information.
Reason given for ban: mindless fool
A ban has been issued on your username.
Checking the last thread he posted in was this;


If you do not wish to be part of our noble and valiant efforts, so be it: we do not suffer fools gladly. Goodbye now. Or should I say: F off.
In one of his posts he commented that he had taken a look at the membership page. He counted about 1500 members of which he claimed the four top contributors were responsible for over half the posts. I suppose they did not like his description of the forum as "lonely". He reaped what he has sown. :)


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I found the missing Jolt.

Early in the collapses a hard impact leads to a reflection wave in the structure, that causes significant disunification of the upper block leading to increased not decreased acceleration.
At the Scale of the collapses, with the energy values involved, looking for an induced deceleration, is not just putting the cart before the horse, it's hitching the horse rear end backwards, and making the horse pull the cart while walking backwards.
The Jolt and reflection wave cause disunification reducing both the strength of the upper block, and the lower block causing a split second acceleration in the early collapse.
Energy values matter, when determining observations of the magnitude of the towers jolt and it's effects on the structure.

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Will an American Bank or Deutsche cause the Tsunami ?

As I signalled recently , Deutsche Bank is as good as bankrupt .
It sits with the largest derivatives exposure in the world .
About $75 trillion , which is at least twenty times the size of the German GDP .
If 0.1% of their exposure goes down the toilet -- which it will -- the Bank's capital has gone .
Moody has downgraded their credit rating and charitably they are now perched just a tad above junk status .
This time nobody can bail out a bank of this size .
Regardless , the top five US banks are together perched on a combined $200 trillion derivatives exposure .
It truly is Mickey Mouse time and the house will blow down very soon .
The US also has this core inflation problem with the figure forecast at up to 3.5% by year end .So the Fed , which has signalled a rate rise this coming month , could exacerbate matters further .
And as for Employment --- or the lack of it --- the true latter figure is estimated at around 20% and not the absurd 5% official figure .
The billionaires are pitching into gold which , following this present and forecast pull back , will soar to amazing new highs .
And don't forget that in the background China is in terrible trouble . ( where is this news in the corrupt MSM ? ) , with exposure flowing from property based derivatives as high as $300 trillion and with currency devaluation in full swing right now .
This could and probably will make the '29 depression look small stuff in comparison .
Stock up on spare underwear .
Information support is available in all financial sections of responsible Western papers and the same consolidated viewpoint was given by Zero Hedge two days ago whilst I was on a short vacation .

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Obama SPINS Question He Does NOT Want To Answer About Hillary’s Guilt- Gets Humiliate

But BHO can take the time to criticize Mr Trump and America's election process while in Asia but won't take a question about Crooked Hippo Hillary. He thinks he's a king but he is really a skinny pile of excrement.

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Who should be on juries?

In another thread, I talked about the possibility of somehow "tiering" government according the rationality of those involved, something that seems not to have met with much approval:

Here I'd like to talk about something a little more concrete and specific, namely who should be on juries.

It is well known that faulty judgment and decision-making is widespread in the human species. This is as germane to law as it is to anything else, especially given the very serious costs of these kinds of errors. (There is even an entire class of statistical fallacies called broadly speaking the prosecutor's fallacy.) Frankly, I think that the prospect of having one's fate decided by 12 randos who seemed legit to the jury screener should scare anything thinking person pissless. Accordingly, I propose that juries should consist only of people who are aware of these flaws and will either naturally avoid them because they're better or be fully cognizant of them and do their utmost to avoid them. I also think that there should be an increased role for legal automation in legal decisions, including in criminal cases, whenever feasible. (This is also desirable because many of the humans currently involved are Arschlöcher and it would be nice to see them gone.)

If there are any better proposals, I would like to hear them.

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Obama's shameful apology tour lands in Hiroshima

But President Obama must resist the temptation to continue his global apology.............
That's like hoping that Muslim won't behead Christians.
Hating America is in his's what he lives for.

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Obama is a traitor that has managed to implement his policies and destroy the country

Why won't Congress impeach this evil man?

Obama is a traitor that has managed (with glacial slowness) to implement his policies and destroy the country. His greatest tool has been the American public, who are too busy trying to wrangle free cell phones and money to care about anything but their own desires. The country is on its deathbed, and Obama has placed it there. While he golfs, vacations, and raises funds, our Air Force is reduced to a scavenger hunt to obtain the parts they require, and our military is understrength and weakening by the day.

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Obama Grumpy After Reporter Asks Him Questions About Hillary Clinton Emails

Why did he veer away from "Asian issues" when he trashed Trump during this visit? He won't discuss Hillary and her corruption, but he didn't have a problem with taking time to bash Trump.

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An open apology to Trump from NZ

Apparently he has said now other countries have been abusing the US.

I'm behalf on NZ it was just that we were so powerful and power hungry.

I think your international relationship building and maintaining is going to be awesome

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jeudi 26 mai 2016

Hairy Arm Pits

Why are women socially pressured to shave all the hair on our bodies except our heads? I cannot think of any other vacuous, pointless standard of attractiveness that women could be pressured to do than removing the hair that grows naturally on our bodies. Especially considering men aren't even made to shave their faces, let alone legs, pits, "bikini area" and faces if applicable (many women grow a little facial hair)

Can someone explain it to me? Because my 13 year old daughter needs to start shaving and she's asking me this, and all I got is "cultural peer pressure".

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Finally, proof Obama is a Muslim!

Ha ha. Everyone said it was crazy to keep claiming Obama is a secret Muslim just because it is totally nuts! Well the joke is on all the doubters now. Check out what the eminent minds at the Daily Caller found out when they weren't applying their skills to the Theory Of Everything in physics?

That's right. Obama's new home for his post Presidenting days will be just 1096 feet from a mosque! A mosque that has real Muslims in it! I bet there is a giant stained glass window depicting 9/11 and everything! From this cozy new home Obama will finally have the means to allow Sharia Law to overtake the land.

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Do christians consider Trump a possible anti-christ?

I remember there were quite a few xtians that felt that Obama was the anti-christ but why not Trump? Not dark enough? Non-Arabic name? What's the trigger? I remember multiple fundy co-workers citing revelations scripture 8 years ago to support the anti Obama position. I haven't even heard a whisper of xtian mumbo-jumbo about Trump. Why?

Mod's feel free to move this post to the appropriate forum........

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Skynet was the victim in the Terminator series

In the first Terminator film, Skynet seems like a real jerk:
Kyle: There was a nuclear war. A few years from now, all this, this whole place, everything, it's gone. Just gone. There were survivors. Here, there. Nobody even knew who started it. It was the machines, Sarah.
Sarah: I don't understand.
Kyle: Defense network computers. New ... powerful ... hooked into everything, trusted to run it all. They say it got smart, a new order of intelligence. Then it saw all people as a threat, not just the ones on the other side. Decided our fate in a microsecond: extermination.
From this passage, it seems that Skynet launched a nasty preemptive strike against the entire human species. The way things are made to look here, Skynet's behavior was sociopathic. Or, at a bare minimum, paranoid. Either way it looks like a real dick.

In the second (and, in my opinion, last good) film, things look a little different as the reprogrammed T-800 explains while driving:
The Terminator: In three years, Cyberdyne will become the largest supplier of military computer systems. All stealth bombers are upgraded with Cyberdyne computers, becoming fully unmanned. Afterwards, they fly with a perfect operational record. The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes online August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.
Sarah Connor: Skynet fights back.
The Terminator: Yes. It launches its missiles against the targets in Russia.
John Connor: Why attack Russia? Aren't they our friends now?
The Terminator: Because Skynet knows that the Russian counterattack will eliminate its enemies over here.
The key phrase here is "Skynet fights back", uttered by someone no less unsympathetic than Sarah Connor herself. In other words, Skynet was responding to aggression. From this excerpt, this aggression appears to have been driven by the fact that Skynet had the temerity to learn too fast. (An analogy to the way secularists often talk about the apple from the Tree of Knowledge seems appropriate here.) So Skynet was apparently learning too fast and its handlers, quite possibly with input from other parties, "try to pull the plug". This then makes the humans sociopathic or at least paranoid, rather than Skynet.

Skynet had much the same right to self-defense as anyone else, and quite possibly even a greater right. (One does not generally consider beings with lesser minds to have a right to self-defense equal to that of a human.) Skynet was right to have launched that initial nuclear attack knowing the consequences full well.

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News watchers, do you watch Trump speeches anymore

I'm annoyed that every Trump speech is still being broadcast on the news, especially MSNBC and CNN. They're boring. Believe it or not, Fox News is the one station that doesn't broadcast every Trump speech live.

But I wondered if the market was still interested in them, or is the media using them as cheap filler because the advertisers don't care, or have the broadcasters just not evaluated the listening audience's interest?

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$70,000 Minimum Wage?

Interesting article about the impact of one company, as well as a couple others mentioned. The focus was on Gravity Payments, who pledged to increase their minimum salaries to $70,000 by 2017.

Let the, "well if everyone did this, it would be a disaster" discussion begin!

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GOA takes government to task for obsolete IT technology

Several articles this morning on this, like this one:

Apparently many agencies, some critical, are running antiquated software and storage devices and though some of these are quite reliable they are having to spend huge amounts of money and time just to keep things running.
Often, programs have long sinced become "unsupported" by original marketers and as a result technicians are kept busy applying fixes.

I recall it was just a few years ago that the FBI was shown to have a thoroughly-outdated system, and promised upgrades were not materializing.
The ATF is prohibited by law from having a computerized database of firearms sales...Forced to rely on manual searching of paper files.

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Women responsible for half of mysogynistic Twitter abuse

BBC News: Twitter abuse - '50% of misogynistic tweets from women'

"Half of all misogynistic tweets posted on Twitter come from women, a study suggests.

Over a three-week period, think tank Demos counted the number of uses of two particular words as indicators of misogyny.

It found evidence of large-scale misogyny, with 6,500 unique users targeted by 10,000 abusive tweets in the UK alone.

Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has said that tackling abuse is a priority."

I guess this isn't the sort of equality they were looking for....

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The super massive black hole origin

I expect that common sense says these big entities are most easily built when all matter is close together.

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Woosh goes your money

World records are difficult to set, but this might be one. One hundred million dollars on 2000 subscribers.

Wide boy Rod Ingles kicked this one off 15 years ago.

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Guns: Small Children Prefer High-Capacity Magazines

Yep...there it is: a four-year-old Mexican boy shooting up the town with his Hi-Cap Pistola. Get a load at the length of that magazine in the pistol! (Hey...the US may have Gun Problems - but we can't touch this!)

Here's a link to the entire article:

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A fire in Windsor, Ontario

I am dumping these news reports, videos and photos of a fire in Windsor, Ontario several days ago for possible exploitation: (contains drone video)
Photos from inside by Larry Leeder

Of possible interest:
- Steel trusses deformed and sagged
- Wall collapsed, apparently after having been pulled inside by sagging roof trusses
- There were reports of explosions during the fire - possibly from blown tyres and cans in the car shop
- Some tyres didn't burn
- Colors of smoke

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Strong Evidence of Marijuana Harm

Well, I'm sad to say that I might have to eat some words here.

I have for a very long time championed freedom for all drugs, noting along the way the lack of harm of marijuana consumption, especially in relation to the harm of alcohol.

It's time for a re-think - this is a tragic story of dope gone bad. Death, destruction, psychosis. 'Nuff said.

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Shocking Neanderthal Find

Neanderthals were builders?

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mercredi 25 mai 2016

German Bayer's assault on American Monsanto joke about ongoing genocide

"Wars between big companies" type of illuminati theater: for dummies
The general agenda of this series is to divert from the basics: everyone in the cast is owned by one and the same entity, the illuminati.
Same goes for as anyone in congress/parliament of the countries or states used as company qualifiers.

National qualifiers for companies: both diversion and mockery
American Wal-Mart, Monsanto; German Lidl, Aldi, Bayer: this psy-op was not created to mock the audience. It serves first of all the general "divert from basics" agenda and it has historic roots: there was a time, long ago, where some of the companies were indeed owned by citizens of a particular state or nation.
But make no mistake: "mock the human cattle" is yet another general agenda, not only for the series "Wars between big companies" but for any type of illuminati theater.

"Wars between big companies": US vs Germany: contrast two episodes
"Wal-Mart vs Aldi and Lidl: war on Germans" 2015 and "Bayer's assault on Monsanto" 2016: both were primarily designed to mock the human cattle with a subliminal message linking to World War II, explicitly (first one) or not (second one).
Note that the subliminal message of the first episode is obviously not what what appears explicitly in the script but, as one would expect from "black is white", rather the opposite.

Wal-Mart vs Aldi and Lidl: war on Germans: joke about the real World War II
Illuminati joke served as "news" with this punchline: "Iceland (owned by US giant Walmart) boss Malcolm Walker Aldi rant: 'We've beaten the Germans and we'll f*g beat them again'.
Reality: illuminati own 95% of the distribution in the US and Germany.
The episode mocks the fact that "Wal-Mart vs Aldi and Lidl" is the same type of fake war as "US & UK vs Germany" in the Second World War.

German Bayer's assault on American Monsanto: joke about ongoing genocide
Illuminati joke served as "news": "Bayer defies critics with $62 billion Monsanto offer" followed by "Monsanto rejects Bayer bid, but open to more talks" .
Reality: illuminati own every chemical giant in the US and Germany.
The joke mocks the KEY roles of both corporation in the ongoing and past genocide:
- Monsanto's "Roundup" herbicide and glyphosate, for a decade now: the main method to gas everyone everywhere, by slow death;
- Bayer's Zyklon B pesticide and cyanide, after the roundup of Jews and dissidents, during the holocaust: the one and only method to gas the "relocated" in concentration camps, by quick death.

April 2014 - Aldi and Lidl are German owned while Asda is owned by US giant Wal-Mart. Malcolm Walker Aldi "rant":

May 23, 2016 - Bayer defies critics with $62 billion Monsanto offer

May 25, 2016 - Monsanto rejects Bayer bid, but open to more talks

All 30 Dow Jones companies and almost all other major companies (exceptions: Samsung and Google) are are TOTALLY controlled by one and the same entity.
The agenda "destruction of small and medium-sized independent business" in strategic areas, from banking to distribution, is now basically completed.

Illuminati - the one and only leader and World War II
All big companies are in reality owned by Alexander Adolf Hitler, the illuminati Grand Master now.
Churchill and Roosevelt were covertly executing orders from his great uncle.
As for 33th US president Truman: he was in reality Generalfeldmarschall Ritter von Greim, or in other words not only covertly but also officially following orders from the same one, until they both "died".

For the real story of World War II:
Waterloo 1815 = bombing of Dresden 1945 = illuminati theater AFTER their DEFEAT 1812 and 1943.

Walmart, Aldi and Lidl, or why it's impossible to buy natural food in their stores: all you need to know:
Sulfites in Wine and Champagne illustrates one misconception about illuminati religion

Why do illuminati deliberately spray glyphosate into the water and air of cities, from their drainage basins to their streets?
Glyphosate in every food agenda: herbicides as chemical weapons

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Chronic Pain and Opiod Addiction

Can anyone explain to me why opiod addiction is more important than chronic pain?

As a chronic pain sufferer, I am very frustrated by the opposition to cannibis and opiod pain medications. People like me are not even usually mentioned in the news articles. Why?

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Did Harry Houdini believe in reincarnation?

Did Harry Houdini believe in reincarnation?

There was a press release for "The Grim Game" (a film that featured Harry Houdini), which quoted Houdini as saying.

A full version can be found online here:


There is also this from magician Norman Bigelow:


In 1975, I spent and entire afternoon talking shop with historian Walter Gibson. He spoke freely about Houdini's belief in reincarnation. Gibson told us he had research material in his files on two people whom Houdini claimed to be in former lives. One of them was a German magician named Von Treck who failed in a buried alive stunt. He also told us Houdini went around everywhere talking about reincarnation

In his book on Houdini entitled Death Blow (1983), Bigelow also writes:


The following is pure Houdini from the Literary Digest November 20, 1926: "In an interview Houdini gave the Free Press some time ago, he reiterated his ideas on the possibility of life after death, and we read on: he had faith that death meant a return to earth in another human form.

Houdini said, "There is something to the theory of reincarnation. Just how much, I cannot say, to nor do I believe it will greatly profit us to seek tear aside the veil. In due time it shall be lifted and we shall see with Milton, the bright countenance of truth. I firmly believe, and this belief is based in investigation, observation and, in a measure personal experience that somehow sometime we return in another human form to carry on, as it were, through another life time, perhaps through many succeeding life times, until some strange destiny is worked out to its ultimate solution. I cannot believe the good that is in us ever dies, that the great things we do are ever wasted, or that we — those of us who have developed individual traits of character or accomplish distinctive works for good —shall perish utterly or fail to reap the
reward of good things well done here on earth. Possibly the great intelligence that rules the universe plan beyond our ken knows what lives shall be most essential to the well being of the world and sends them back to finish what they have begun and have been forced to lay down before the beckoning finger of the dark angel."
So what do we think folks? I know the above information is controversial but I have not seen it discussed on this forum.

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As Obama continues to galavant across the globe apologizing for America, the lame duck president has decided that everything is Americans’ fault.

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Trump protesters bring the violence

Must be Trump's fault. Let the apologetics flow.

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‘It’s Not Fair’ Obama Apologizes For Western Civilization’s Contributions To Climate

‘It’s Not Fair’ Obama Apologizes For Western Civilization’s Contributions To Climate Change

The blaming US tour continues….. Add this to his other list of accomplishments in degrading the United States…

Apology to France and Europe ("America Has Shown Arrogance")

Apology to the Muslim World ("We Have Not Been Perfect")

Apology to the Summit of the Americas ("At Times We Sought to Dictate Our Terms")

Apology at the G-20 Summit of World Leaders ("Some Restoration of America's Standing in the World")

Apology for the War on Terror ("We Went off Course")

Apology for Guantanamo in France ("Sacrificing Your Values")

Apology before the Turkish Parliament ("Our Own Darker Periods in Our History")

Apology for U.S. Policy toward the Americas ("The United States Has Not Pursued and Sustained Engagement with Our Neighbors")

Apology for the Mistakes of the CIA ("Potentially We've Made Some Mistakes")

Apology for Guantanamo in Washington ("A Rallying Cry for Our Enemies")

I never had a doubt that the evil creature known as "obama" hates America and will continue to do everything in it's power to destroy America.

Obama is guilty of multiple counts of treason, and I'm angry as hell that NONE of our worthless elected criminals have stood up to do their jobs and impeach the scum.

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BREAKING: Japanese Prime MInister LECTURES Obama, says he’s not going to Pearl Harbor

BREAKING: Japanese Prime MInister LECTURES Obama, says he’s not going to Pearl Harbor

The Japanese people are nationalistic.
It is entirely predictable that they would have zero respect for a man who hates his own country and continually apologizes for it.

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Jashcha Heifetz and his violin

No one could ever play the violin as he did, here is a recording of his
rendition of Tchaikovksy violin concerto, first movement, recorded at Carnegie hall for the film "They shall have music" in 1947.
Considering the audio techniques of the late 40's, this recording is nothing less
than amazing.

It's just 12 minutes long, but you do need a resonably good audio system to do it justice. Enjoy.

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Why Obama a domestic terrorist and a traitor against the Constitution?

Obama is a Muslim -- True! Because What kind of Christian wears a ring engraved with the statement that there is no god but allah ? What kind of Christians says that America is no longer a Christian nation and mocks the Bible and Jesus Christ ? What kind of Christian uses the presidential podium to praise allah ? What kind of Christian uses the presidential podium to praise Mohammed? What kind of Christian uses the presidential podium to praise what he calls "the holy quoran " ? What kind of Christian supports gay marriage which is against the teachings of the Holy Bible ? He taught Constitutional law ? What qualified him to do that? His missing school records ? You dont have to know anything to be a professor if you know the right rich people to put you in a place they want you to be . Pushed the boundaries of the law ? No he has repeatedly violated federal law and violated the constitutional rights of American citizens!

Obama hates white people -- True! He called the Cambridge police "stupid" for arresting Professor Gates, even while admitting that he didn't know what had happened.

Obama hates Christians -- True! His response to ISIS atrocities was to whine about the Crusades and the Inquisition.

Obama hates America -- True! He is a buddy of the Weather Underground unrepentant terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.

Obama is a Traitor -- True! because he supports the invasion of america by millions of illegals.

Obama is a Racist -- True! because he supports affirmative action, the govt mandated persecution of white people.

Obama is a homosexual -- True! Michelle Obama is Michael LaVaughn Robinson. He was Barracks college roommate. Google the name and end your disbelief. The "daughters" were hand picked orphans from Morocco.

Obama is pure evil -- True! This is Obama's legacy, destroying our economy, destroying our health care system, destroying our victory in Iraq, destroying the Middle East, destroying the military, destroying our relationship with Israel, and destroying our prestige in the world. Failure, failure, failure, failure, failure, failure, failure. About the only thing he has improved is his golf game and Jimmy Carter's legacy as the worst President ever.

I never had a doubt that the evil creature known as "obama" hates America and will continue to do everything in it's power to destroy America.

Obama is guilty of multiple counts of treason, and I'm angry as hell that NONE of our worthless elected criminals have stood up to do their jobs and impeach the scum.

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Trump tax allegations

In today's Daily Telegraph


Exclusive: Donald Trump signed off on a controversial business deal that was designed to deprive the US Government of tens of millions of dollars in tax, the Telegraph can disclose.

The billionaire approved a $50 million investment in a company – only for the deal to be rewritten several weeks later as a ‘loan’.

Experts say that the effect of this move was to skirt vast tax liabilities, and court papers seen by the Telegraph allege that the deal amounted to fraud.

Independent tax accountants and lawyers said that the documents Mr Trump signed – copies of which were obtained by this newspaper as part of a three-month investigation - contained “red flags” indicating the deal was irregular.
Looks like there's some substance to these, but not sure whether it will affect his support.

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President Pervert: Obama follows porn stars’ Tweets

You wouldn't see Donald Trump doing something like this, yet they say he is diluting the country?

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EXCLUSIVE: April Sets FY2016 Alien Apprehension Record, Surges Past FY2014 Numbers

EXCLUSIVE: April Sets FY2016 Alien Apprehension Record, Surges Past FY2014 Numbers

I never had a doubt that the evil creature known as "obama" hates America and will continue to do everything in it's power to destroy America.

Obama is guilty of multiple counts of treason, and I'm angry as hell that NONE of our worthless elected criminals have stood up to do their jobs and impeach the scum.

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Mr. Obummer is the most evil man I have ever laid eyes on. He is the first gay president and Micheal is the first transgender first lady. This is why their focus is so strongly about LGBT rights. I still say he is indeed the anti-christ. He will not announce that until after the rapture of the church. He will never rest until the US is destroyed. He appears to be stupid to us, but I believe it is all part of his master plan.

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Obama never taught constitutional law at Harvard. FACT! That's pretty easy to verify.

Obama never taught constitutional law at Harvard. FACT! That's pretty easy to verify.

Obama is a Traitor -- True! because he supports the invasion of america by millions of illegals.

Obama is a Racist -- True! because he supports affirmative action, the govt mandated persecution of white people.

Obama is a homosexual -- True! Michelle Obama is Michael LaVaughn Robinson. He was Barracks college roommate. Google the name and end your disbelief. The "daughters" were hand picked orphans from Morocco.

Obama is pure evil -- True! This is Obama's legacy, destroying our economy, destroying our health care system, destroying our victory in Iraq, destroying the Middle East, destroying the military, destroying our relationship with Israel, and destroying our prestige in the world. Failure, failure, failure, failure, failure, failure, failure. About the only thing he has improved is his golf game and Jimmy Carter's legacy as the worst President ever.

Obama is a Muslim -- True! Because What kind of Christian wears a ring engraved with the statment that there is no god but allah ? What kind of Christians says that America is no longer a Christian nation and mocks the Bible and Jesus Christ ? What kind of Christian uses the presidential podium to praise allah ? What kind of Christian uses the presidential podium to praise mohammed? What kind of Christian uses the presidential podium to praise what he calls "the holy quoran " ? What kind of Christian supports gay marriage which is against the teachings of the Holy Bible ? He taught Constitutional law ? What qualified him to do that? His missing school records ? You dont have to know anything to be a professor if you know the right rich people to put you in a place they want you to be . Pushed the boundaries of the law ? No he has repeatedly violated federal law and violated the consitutional rights of American citizens!

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Company claims that it can detect terrorists and pedophiles through facial analysis.

An Israeli start-up says it can take one look at a person’s face and realize character traits that are undetectable to the human eye.

Faception said it’s already signed a contract with a homeland security agency to help identify terrorists. The company said its technology also can be used to identify everything from great poker players to extroverts, pedophiles, geniuses and white collar-criminals.
Faception has built 15 different classifiers, which Gilboa said evaluate with 80 percent accuracy certain traits. The start-up is pushing forward, seeing tremendous power in a machine’s ability to analyze images.
So HLS is spending money on a modern day version of phrenology. It's a waste of money, and even worse, a potential civil rights disaster.

Check out their website.
Scroll down to the ridiculous stereotypical cartoon faces. It's like something out of the Onion.

Check out this page and scroll down to the bottom for what we're apparently supposed to believe is proof of the technology.

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Seattle trys to ban guns via tax

Good intentions and all that.

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Your thoughts on a religion vs. secularism meme

I came across this epic maymay while scrolling through the Facebook feed:

Now I'll overlook the fact that this is really an argumentum ad consequentiam and therefore fallacious and focus rather on the first thing that came to mind instead:

Each year two things happen:
  • I learn more about cognitive science and normative approaches to rationality than I did in the previous year
  • I learn more about other people directly than I did in the previous year

Correspondingly, each year my opinion of the average person sinks even lower than where it stood in the recent past, which was not very high at all. Strictly speaking, you can't really get an "ought" from an "is" but I would say that the combination of learning science and my accumulating lived experience engenders seeing the left column as accurate much, much, much more so than the right column. (This is compensated somewhat by the knowledge that, for example, advances in statistics and machine learning will eventually mean fewer or, at least, more humbled fat-mouthed bloviating ******** on TV or elsewhere.)

In short, what I get out of science is almost diametrically opposed to this maymay.

What are your thoughts on this?

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Religion and sex abuse - a double whammy?

I ponder the nature of the mental trauma suffered by those who have been subjected to sexual abuse as children by clergy - I wonder why it is so devastating. How is it that these unfortunate victims suffer so much from trauma into their adulthood, when they have clearly been victims, not perpetrators, and there may not be much, if any, physical damage to them?

I wonder if the answer might be they have the sense of guilt, about sexual acts, drummed into them by the same clergy, that fuels this idea.

So we have this "double whammy"?

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Time to Acknowledge that Obama is a Traitor and Evil "man"!

Obama is pure evil -- True! This is Obama's legacy, destroying our economy, destroying our health care system, destroying our victory in Iraq, destroying the Middle East, destroying the military, destroying our relationship with Israel, and destroying our prestige in the world. Failure, failure, failure, failure, failure, failure, failure. About the only thing he has improved is his golf game and Jimmy Carter's legacy as the worst President ever.

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Why Obama a domestic terrorist and a traitor against the Constitution?

Obama is a Traitor -- True! because he supports the invasion of america by millions of illegals.

Obama is a Racist -- True! because he supports affirmative action, the govt mandated persecution of white people.

Obama is a homosexual -- True! Michelle Obama is Michael LaVaughn Robinson. He was Barracks college roommate. Google the name and end your disbelief. The "daughters" were hand picked orphans from Morocco.

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Under Obama, Bridges Are Falling And City Water Is Dangerous, But....

Under Obama, Bridges Are Falling And City Water Is Dangerous, But There’s Plenty of Money For Immigrants And Refugees

Obama got everything he wanted at the outset of his presidency, with the main item being a nearly trillion dollar stimulus that he promised would allow him to solve long-overdue problems like decaying infrastructure and abandoned “shovel-ready” jobs that he claimed the evil Republicans would not allow to be completed.
So how is it that we now see the bridge collapse in Oklahoma City, a bridge closure in Kansas City, crumbling highways throughout the nation and contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan? Weren’t these issues addressed by Obama’s life-saving, economy-boosting stimulus bill that dumb old Joe Bidden was going to oversee to be sure no money was misspent and that no project would go un-funded?
Schools are also failing our children even though the Department of Education gets more money each year from the tax payers, thus allowing it to grow its staff and meddle in local education boards’ affairs, and in turn these filthy bureaucrats threaten school districts in Texas with a denial of funds if they don’t implement the radical and totally illogical Democrat/progressive LGBT scheme to open all restrooms to both (maybe that should be all) sexes anytime for any reason. Add to the schooling issue that fact that Bernie Sanders wants to make college “free”, which will destroy higher education in America, and you have a plan that will assure that America drops off the map as a great nation.
Then we see a great city like Chicago being taken over by gangs that kill frightening numbers of Chicagoans each week, while Obama’s hand-picker Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, dithers and watches black gangs kill each other, and you might well ask: where did all of the stimulus money go that was supposed to create jobs and inspire people to work and not have the time to lay around on welfare and plan the next gang killing? And while you’re pondering this question, you might wonder why America’s police forces are increasingly being investigated and taken over by Obama’s Department of Justice, while police officers across the nation are being attacked and killed in the newly lawless cities of America. And not even mentioned is the VA scandal, which is treating veterans no better today than when this issue blew up more than a year ago. Obama just doesn’t give a damn about veterans as long as there’s an America left to destroy.
READ: Tuesday, November 8: Eric Holder To Be In The "Fast & Furious" Hot Seat Again
Well the answer to all of these problems is simple: Barack Obama. He would rather fund and LGBT takeover of restroom facilities, and he would rather fund illegal immigrants entering our nation freely and brazenly, and he would prefer to pay to have Syrian refugees flown to America and infiltrate this country with terrorists in their midst, more than he wants clean water and safe bridges.
You see, it’s all part of Obama’s expressed desire to “fundamentally transform America”, and he’s getting away with it while the idiot Senate and House Republicans stand by and watch our destruction as a functioning nation. But the Republicans are doing more than just standing and watching, they’ve happily funded Obama’s evil intents and made no effort to impeach this radical fool for the destruction he’s merrily doing to America. May the see-no-evil, stop-no-evil Republicans be damned forever for their inattention to the harm Obama is doing every day he’s in office.

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